I’ve been experiencing random restarts and kernel panics lately on my newly purchased (yet already outdated) MacBook Pro. I’m typically using Aperture of Final Cut Pro when this happens. The computer’s optical disk drive suddenly whirrs, the screen blacks out, and the familiar restart process begins. To say the least, this has been very annoying, especially when I was well into importing a tape of HDV footage!
When I get back next week, I’m scheduling an appointment with the Apple Genius Bar at Valley Fair Mall to get this looked at. Who knows, they might replace it with one of the newer MacBook Pros!